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Supported hardware
Prism allows you to control the most commonly available equipment for telescopes (telescopes mounts, domes, CCD cameras, focusers, derotator, filter wheels...)
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
SBIG (ST, STL, AO-8, AO-L)
Native code
Quantum Scientific Imaging (QSI)
Native code
FLI (MicroLine, ProLine)
Native code (DLL)
Apogee (Alta)
Native code
ATIK, Artemis
Native code
The Imaging Source (DMK/DFK)
ASCOM
Lumenera (SKYnyx 2-0 / 2-1 / 2-2)
Native code (DirectShow)
Quickaudine
Native code (DLL)
Audine thru Ethernaude
Native code (DLL)
APN Canon EOS 10,20,30,40,50D - 300,350,400,450, 500D
Native code
Starway S1 (imageur/autoguideur) / M42 PL-1 (QHY5) / Orion
StarShoot
ASCOM
QHY9
ASCOM
Camera Starlight Xpress USB
Native code
Webcam (not modified)
Native code (DirectShow ou VFW)
Meade DSI III
Native code
Hardware can be handled by PRISM in many ways: the hardware has been implemented into PRISM's code, by a DLL interface or by ASCOM driver. Do not hesistate to contact us for any questions. The next list is not exhaustive; all ASCOM systems can be driven by PRISM
CCD camera / DSLR / Webcams :
As a reminder PRISM can handle two cameras at the same time.
Telescopes, mounts, axis mount encoders :
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
ACL telescopes (Comsoft PC-TSC, Optical Guidance, DFM
Engineering ...)
ASCOM
AstroOptik Research Telescopes
ASCOM
Astro-Physics GTO
ASCOM
Celestron Nextar GT, NexStar GPS, NexStar SE, CGE Mount -
Advanced GT mount (CG5) - Ultima 2000
ASCOM
Losmandy Gemini
ASCOM
Mathis Instruments (MKS-4000 / Software Bisque)
ASCOM
Meade LX-200 et compatibles (including GPS)
Native code or ASCOM
Meade Autostar (ETX, LXD...)
Native code or ASCOM
Orion Intelliscope
ASCOM
Takahashi Temma
ASCOM
SkyWatcher HEQ5 et EQ6
ASCOM
Dobson ServoCat system (Stellar Cat)
ASCOM
Argo Navis encoders, Sky Commander, Eureka 2001, Ouranos
Native code
MCMT II system
Native code (DLL)
Astro Electronic FS2
Native code or ASCOM
ASTELCO Mounts
ASCOM
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
Robofocus
ASCOM
Optec TCF-S
ASCOM
Feather Touch Focuser
ASCOM
JMI Smart Focus
ASCOM
FLI PDF and DF-2
ASCOM
ASA Focuser
ASCOM
This list is not exhaustive, all ASCOM hardware (v5 and 5.5 present or future) can work with PRISM.
Focusers :
Filter wheels :
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
SBIG CFW
Native code
OPTEC IFW
Native code (DLL)
FLI Filterwheel
Native code
Apogee AFW
Native code
True Technology Filterwheel
Native code (DLL)
ATIK
ASCOM
Domes / Shelters / Roofs :
GPS :
Weather station :
Cloud sensor :
Field derotator :
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
DomeTracker
Native code (DLL)
MaxDome (et MaxDome II)
ASCOM
Digital DomeWorks
ASCOM
Cyber Drive Dome
ASCOM
Sirius Observatories dome
ASCOM
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
GPS Garmin (NMEA protocol only)
Native code
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
Lacrosse Technology WS2600
Native code
Lacrosse Technology WS3200
Native code
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
Boltwood Cloudsensor I and II
Native code
Shelyak Sentinel
Native code
AAG Cloudwatcher
Native code
Hardware brand / type
Handling method
OPTEC Pyxis (2" and 3")
Native code
Other derotators
ASCOM